Stupid Enough To Be True

The waste of public money by public authorities is epitomised by Lancashire County Council in a bizarre public notice in The Champion.

The LCC and other local authorities publish “Notices of Making Road traffic Regulations Act 1984”. We council tax payers foot the bills for those publications in the press. The worst case you might ever see is on page 27 of the Champion. It is entirely full of small font typecast and relates to various traffic regulations in Burnley, Chorley, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre.

It then lists every single road at the various locations. Advertising is costly, and this West Lancashire Champion page will be repeated and paid for, through council tax, 10 times in the various other local area publications.

As though that isn’t enough, there are 2 individual Notices for West Lancashire on page 26, relating to Blindmans Lane Ormskirk and Crabtree Lane Burscough, both on behalf of BT.

Perhaps it is time for the arcane “Notices of Making Road traffic Regulations Act 1984” to be made redundant? And save the odd jobsworth job costs too!

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